Town Administrator Search

Update July 3, 2023:

Join us for a welcome event for new Town Administrator Justin Sultzbach at the Flint Public Library on Monday, July 17th from 5-7 pm in meeting rooms A & B! Members of all boards and committees as well as the public are invited.

Update May 2, 2023:

At their posted meeting on May 2, 2023, the Select Board approved a contract with Justin Sultzbach. Once the contract is fully executed, it will be uploaded to the Town website. Justin Sultzbach's first day in Middleton will be July 10, 2023. 

Update April 18, 2023:
It was announced at the Select Board meeting on April 18, 2023 that materially negotiations have completed between the Select Board and Mr. Justin Sultzbach and the contract is being reviewed by Town Counsel. The back ground check is ongoing, but it is expected the contract will be executed at a May Select Board meeting. Mr. Sultzbach will also attend the May 9th Annual Town Meeting to greet residents. 

Update April 6th, 2023:

On Thursday April 6th, the Select Board selected Justin Sultzbach to be the next Town Administrator, pending background check and contract negotiations. 

Update March 31, 2023

As of March 30, Mr. McGovern has withdrawn his candidacy with the Select Board. MRI has brought forward an additional candidate for the Select Board to interview. Thomas Guerino will be an additional candidate and went through the same process with MRI. Thomas Guerino will be interviewed in public session on Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 pm, with deliberations on the remaining Town Administrator candidates to follow. 

Thomas Guerino - Submission Materials - Essays 

Prior updates:

On Wednesday, March 22 the Select Board deliberated and voted to begin contract negotiations with Michael McGovern.  

On Tuesday March 21 and Wednesday March 22, beginning at 5:15 pm, the Select Board will hold public meetings to conduct interviews and deliberate. 

On Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, the Town will host a series of community forums for the finalists at Fuller Meadow. 

On Tuesday March 14, MRI will announce the finalists at the Select Board meeting at 7:00 pm. The essay questions submitted by all candidates can be found here.

The Finalists are (alphabetically):

David Marciello - Submission Materials - Essays

Michael McGovern - Submission Materials - Essays - WITHDRAWN

Andrew Shapiro - Submission Materials - Essays - WITHDRAWN

Justin Sultzbach - Submission Materials - Essays

Click here to see the February 10 recruitment update from MRI. 

At their meeting on February 7, the Select Board reserved the nights of March 20, 21, and 22 for public interviews of the finalists. 

On February 6, 2023 the Town Administrator job posting closed with MRI.

On December 13, 2022 the Select Board chose Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to complete the search for Middleton's next Town Administrator.  

On November 15, 2022 the Town of Sudbury chose Andy Sheehan to be their next Town Manager. His last day in Middleton will be January 31, 2023.  

 Updates and information about that process will be added to this page as they are available. 

Community input can be sent to MRI via email at This email goes directly to MRI and is a way for residents and interested community members to forward to MRI their thoughts, comments, and opinions on the next Town Administrator. Feedback will be provided anonymously to the Select Board. 

Town Administrator Job Posting

Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI) Website

Middleton Community Profile